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Baman and Bali

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Kolkata (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 - ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.417-1889

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting in opaque watercolour on paper, Vishnu as Baman, the dwarf avatar places his third foot on the head of demon king Bali. Bali was a devotee of Vishnu and granted three spaces of land to Baman. Baman covered the heaven and the earth with his two feet and asked where would he place his third foot. The Baman avatar has been depicted wearing peacock feather as his head-gear in the same style as Krishna.

Place of Origin

Kolkata (made)

Date

ca. 1850 - ca. 1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Descriptive line

Painting, Vishnu as Baman with foot on Bali's head, opaque watercolour on paper, Kalighat, Kolkata, ca. 1850-1870

Materials

Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Deity; Demon; Hinduism; Dwarf

Categories

Paintings; Hinduism; Religion; Folk Art; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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